Easter is just around the corner, and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a fun and easy DIY project? We loved the Easter Bunny Cardboard Craft so much that we wanted to add a friend! So let me introduce you to our Easter Chicks! This recycled Easter Chick Cardboard Craft is perfect for moms and kids looking to get creative and have some fun this Easter season.
Easter Chick Cardboard Craft
I can’t decide which is my favorite, this or the Easter Bunny we did earlier! But just as with the Easter Bunny, this recycled cardboard craft comes together fairly easily with use of the free printable and a few basic supplies.
Materials You Will Need
This project comes together fairly easily with the use of a free printable and a few basic supplies. First, gather the free printable template, found at the end of this post, and the following items:
- Sandpaper or other textured material
- Oil Pastels
Follow these step-by-step instructions to make your own Easter Chick Cardboard Craft:
Step 1: Print and Cut Out the Template
Print and carefully cut out the template pieces. Then draw each template piece onto a piece of cardboard. The more varied your cardboard texture, the more unique your final project will be. After tracing each piece, carefully cut out all of your cardboard.
Step 2: Color the Cardboard Pieces
Using your oil pastels, begin coloring in each of the cardboard pieces and use your fingertips to blend the oils together. Get creative and use any colors you want or keep it traditional, like we did.
Step 3: Layer and Glue the Cardboard Pieces
After coloring in all of your cardboard pieces, begin layering and gluing them in place. Start with the chick’s body and add the stomach area. Then top with his feet. Add his beak and position the wings behind the body, as shown above.
Step 4: Add the Finishing Touches
Use leftover cardboard to create eyes or draw them on with a sharpie. Then choose which accessory to add (or both or none) and glue it in place.
Step 5: Allow to Dry and Display
Allow everything to dry, and your chick is complete! If you want, you can enlarge or shrink the template before printing it to create multiple chicks of various sizes too!
If you want, you can enlarge or shrink the template before printing it to create multiple chicks of various sizes too!
Free Printable Template
Ready to get started? Click the button below to grab the free printable template.
Easter Bunny Cardboard Craft
And if you haven’t already, don’t forget to make his Easter Bunny friend. You can find the instructions here.
The Easter Chick Cardboard Craft is a fun and easy project for moms and kids to enjoy together. It’s also a great way to teach your children about the importance of recycling and repurposing materials. Plus, you can display your creations as a colorful and festive addition to your Easter decor. So, gather your supplies and get crafting!